Monthly Archives: November 2011

CRASHERS lands in England!

My friend Hannah at St. Martin’s writes: ‘Well it’s taken a little while to retrieve the book from Australia, but I’ve finally gotten my hands on one precious copy of the international edition of CRASHERS. I’ll send it on to Dana today. We were not so lucky as to get two copies — We couldn’t get more copies because it apparently sold like crazy in England, so that’s good, right??”

Okay, first: LOVE HER!

Second: the book sold “like crazy in England?” Holy @#$%&!

And Hannah, bless her heart, ends the e-mail with “…so that’s good, right?”

Aye, love. That’s good.

An Irish boy like me shouldn’t be too thrilled to do well in England but damn it, I am. My mom’s an Anglophile. She’ll be over the moon.


Good Morning, North Carolina

I’m doing long-distance radio interviews this month to support BREAKING POINT. These are sort of surreal.

Today, it’s 10 minutes on “The Buddy Poole Show” on WSAT-AM in Charlotte, North Carolina.  WSAT is called an “adult contemporary soft” music station – and no, I don’t know what that means – as well as the voice of UNC Tar Heels football and basketball.

I’ll call the studio about 6:50 a.m. (Pacific Time, thank the gods…) to see what Buddy Poole has to say about my novel.

How Much Is That Writer In The Window?

Any one up for a post-Thanksgiving, post-Black Friday bit of a laugh? I’ll be in the window of Murder By The Book, 3210 S.E. Hawthorne, from 11 a.m. to noon today, working on my next novel, which is due in January and which has the working title, “What Kind Of An Idiot Writes In a Retail Window?”

I mentioned it was a working title, right?

It’s all part of National Novel Writing Month, which is so nutty an idea, you know I didn’t make it up.

(By the way, I missed National Opera Writing Month, but I did try to get you a card.)

Up next for MBTB’s window? The prolific Bill Cameron, author of “County Line,” “Day One” and “Chasing Smoke”. Unlike Bill, I shall be doing my hour in the window fully clothed.



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